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Deals round-up: significant transactions of last week

Slaughter and May, Kirkland & Ellis, Ashurst and Akin Gump are advising on the restructuring of Valaris, the world’s largest offshore drilling rig operator, which filed for bankruptcy in Houston last week. London headquartered Valaris became the latest casualty of the global slump in oil prices, filing for bankruptcy as it seeks to restructure a […]

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Kennedys set to divvy out pay increases after Covid delay

Kennedys has decided to conduct its annual salary review for staff, having initially postponed it at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. The firm was set to divvy out salary increases for non-lawyers in May and for lawyers in September. However, this was postponed due to the global pandemic. The firm will now press ahead […]

Neil Gerrard to step down from Dechert

Dechert’s co-head of white-collar crime in London, Neil Gerrard, is set to retire from the firm’s partnership at the end of the year. Gerrard, who will be 66 at the end of the year, will be leaving at the end of 2020 after nine years with the firm. He has not yet been replaced as […]

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